Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Telford and Wrekin Council

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Dear Telford and Wrekin Council,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please send me:

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?
If yes, please detail:
Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?
How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)
How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?
Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?
If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?
Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you
could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are
required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this
information is already in the public domain, please can you direct
me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Ms Johnson

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 Acknowledgement -TWC-47532

Thank you for your request for information received by us on 09 January
2018 asking for the following:

 

Please send me:

 

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

 

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body
cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their
duties?

If yes, please detail:

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation?

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they
work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security
personnel) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by
your organisation?

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation?

If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract
term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of
said contract?

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

 

The Freedom of Information Act requires us to provide this information to
you within 20 working days of receiving your request. Therefore we will
aim to respond to you by the 06 February 2018

However, if the information you request is subject to an exemption which
prevents us from releasing it, as defined by the Act, we will issue you
with a Refusal Notice together with your rights of appeal.  

There are circumstances where a fee may be payable by you to cover
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this applies to your request we will issue you with a ‘Fees Notice’
requesting payment. The fee must be paid before the information requested
is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responding
to your request will be suspended until payment is received.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

Nicole Pitts

Information Governance

 

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Dear Telford and Wrekin Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Telford and Wrekin Council's handling of my FOI request 'Use of Body Worn Video'.

I am still waiting for a response to the FOI I sent out. The 20 days limit has now exceed and by law you are required to respond within this time frame. Please respond promptly.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

Telford and Wrekin Council

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Dear Ms Johnson

Freedom of information request Reference TWC-47532

Please find attached your response

Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting this response to you.
We were waiting for a final service area to confirm the information.

Kind Regards

Audit & Governance

Telford & Wrekin Council, Governance, Procurement & Commissioning, Darby
House, Lawn Central, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JA

 

e-mail: [Telford and Wrekin Council request email]

 

 

 

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